|Nov 30, 2012, 09:24 AM||#1|
Bye Bye Adobe CS... welcome Mac App CS
I can't believe I'm doing great works with this replacements! I just want to share that I was an Adobe CS user since I graduate from College as a Graphic Artist back in 1992 and this year I decided to stop paying lot's of money for creative apps. So, I close my eyes and jump the App Store wagon looking for alternatives and I've been doing great since then. My clients are happy and none of the printshops noticed the absence of my Adobe CS creations tools. This is amazing !
Any one with the same results?
If were a religion... We all were sinners right now.
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|Dec 13, 2012, 11:30 AM||#2|
Congrats - me too
I'm about to subscribe to Adobe's Cloud service, but before doing so, I've been experimenting with alternatives as well.
PhotoShop and Dreamweaver are easy to replace. I've chosen Pixelmator and Flux, though Expresso, Coda and Freeway are also awesome Dreamweaver alternatives (though I just couldn't get my head around Freeway, I need to try it out again).
Add Strata Design 3D SE ($50) and you've got a fully fledged 3D app (without animation) to complete the PhotoShop's [weak] offering. (Adobe really should've kept Dimensions going instead of building it into Illustrator & PhotoShop as a plug-in module)
Final Cut X, Motion and Aperture totally replace Premier, After Effects and Lightroom and still work out cheaper.
iDraw seems to be the best illustrator alternative, but unfortunately it feels like a toy aimed at consumers rather than a tool for professionals.
There are dozens of PDF editors & viewers out there so no shortage here.
The real problem is InDesign. Absolutely nothing [cheaper] compares to it, though I see you're using Swift – how's that working for you? (I figured Pages was about as powerful.)
I hope Adobe is noticing this. It might just light a fire under their bums to sort out their bugs, bloatware, overlap of features, inconsistent interfaces and huge pricing.
--- Stephen 73 --------------------------
20" iMac, Matt screen.
I'm dreaming of a headless iMac, or a Mac Maxi.
|Dec 13, 2012, 11:45 AM||#3|
For webdesign (which is what I work on) I've gone completely Adobe free.
For design/wireframes - Sketch
For image manipulation - Pixelmator
For code - Espresso / CodeKit
For the occasional vector art - iDraw
My whole workflow is much better now (not to mention cheaper) than it was before.
MacBook Pro 13" i5 2.5GHz
Google Nexus 7 32GB
Samsung Galaxy S3
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